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General Information

Students interested in applying for undergraduate or graduate admission to the Brentwood Campus may do so online at www.liu.edu/brentwood, or may request application materials by mail at the following address:

Admissions Office
Brentwood Campus
Long Island University
100 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717-5300
Telephone: (631) 273-5112
Fax: (631) 273-3155
Be sure to include your name, address, email address, telephone number, intended major, anticipated enrollment, most recent school attended, and date of graduation

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

Programs of Study
The Brentwood Campus of Long Island University is registered with the State of New York as a campus that offers upper-division undergraduate and graduate education. Transfer students from two-year or four-year institutions may complete a four-year degree in Criminal Justice

The Brentwood Campus of Long Island University is registered with the State of New York as a campus that offers upper-division undergraduate and graduate education. Transfer students from two-year or four-year institutions may complete a four-year degree in Criminal Justice

Transfer Admission
For admission as a transfer student, the Office of Admissions generally considers a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on the college record.

Transfer students are evaluated primarily on the basis of their college work. However, students with less than 24 credits of previous college work must be prepared to submit secondary school records and test scores from either SAT or ACT. Students who are 25 years of age or older need only submit high school transcripts.

The Brentwood Campus does not admit first-time freshmen.

Transfer Credit
Transfer credit is awarded for academic courses successfully completed with a grade of (C-) or better at an accredited college or university. A student transferring to the Brentwood Campus with a conferred associate’s degree from an accredited institution will receive a maximum of 72 credits including those with earned grades of (D) and better. A student transferring from a non-accredited institution must consult with his or her academic counselor to determine transfer credit eligibility.

Academic Residency Requirements
Transfer students from four-year colleges must be in academic residence for at least the final 32 credits, 9 of which must be completed in the student’s major field. Transfer students from two-year colleges must complete a minimum of 56 credits in residence, 9 of which must be in the student’s major field. A maximum of 72 credits may be accepted in transfer from two-year colleges. Students must also satisfy departmental major requirements.

Articulation Agreements
Long Island University’s Brentwood Campus has developed articulation agreements with Nassau County Community College and Suffolk County Community College. These agreements enable qualified students to benefit from automatic admission and guaranteed transfer credit toward their bachelor’s degree. For further information, contact the Brentwood Campus Admissions Office at (631) 273-5112.

Joint Admissions Agreement with Suffolk County Community College
Any student interested in attending the Brentwood Campus after completing his/her associate’s degree at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) may do so with one application to both SCCC and the Brentwood Campus through the Joint Admissions Agreement. Students who take advantage of this agreement receive several benefits including academic counseling and access to Brentwood Campus facilities. For further information, contact the Brentwood Campus Admissions Office at (631) 273-5112.

Application Procedure
To apply for undergraduate admission, an applicant must submit a completed Application for Undergraduate Admission and one official transcript from each college/university previously attended. Individuals may also apply online at www.liu.edu/brentwood by selecting the "Apply Online" link.

Notification of Application Status
All applicants are notified promptly of the receipt of their applications and are advised which, if any, of their credentials have not been received by the Brentwood Campus Office of Admissions. After all required credentials are received, the applications are reviewed, and the applicants are advised of their status, which will be one of the following:

  1. Acceptance: For students whose credentials meet admission standards of the Brentwood Campus.
  2. Pending: For students who are to submit additional information before decisions can be made.
  3. Denial: For students whose admission cannot be approved.
Admitted candidates are encouraged to accept the offer to enroll as soon as possible.

Admission Status
Entering undergraduate Brentwood Campus students will be admitted in one of the following categories:

Full Matriculant: A student who has successfully satisfied all admission requirements and has been officially accepted into a degree program.
Non-Matriculant: A student who does not satisfy one or more of the entrance requirements and who may enroll, but may not pursue a degree.

Visiting Students
Visiting students must have written permission from their primary educational institution granting permission to register at, and transfer credit from, Long Island University. This letter must specify which courses will be accepted in transfer upon successful completion of coursework.

Readmission
Students who stop attending the Brentwood Campus for one or more semesters, and who wish to return within five years of their last date of attendance, must file an Application for Readmission. Applications can be obtained from the Brentwood Campus Admissions Office or online at www.liu.edu/brentwood. If readmission is approved, students return subject to the academic requirements as posted in the Brentwood Campus Bulletin in effect at the time of readmission. Students who have been out of attendance for more than five years must reapply and send required transcripts.

Students who have been academically suspended must observe the following procedures when seeking readmission:

  1. Submit an Application for Readmission to the Brentwood Campus Admissions Office.
  2. Provide a formal statement of permission from the chairperson of their major department or program indicating their eligibility to pursue that major.
  3. Submit a letter of appeal to the Academic Standing Committee for consideration.

Academic Standing Committee
Students who are granted readmission on probation are generally directed to immediately repeat all courses in which they have received the grade of F. They are further directed to limit their registration to 12 credits if full-time, 6 credits if part-time; to refrain from taking any courses on a Pass/Fail basis; and to raise their cumulative and major averages to the minimum specified in the requirements of the Campus and their major by the time they have completed 12 credits. Failure to comply with any of these directives will result in academic dismissal.

Students who have been dismissed on academic grounds are not eligible for readmission unless they appeal to the Academic Standing Committee for consideration.

Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP)
The Brentwood Campus offers a special program for economically disadvantaged students. The Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) provides an excellent chance for students to attend college and to succeed academically despite financial difficulties.

Program Entrance Requirements
A student interested in applying for the Transfer Opportunity Program must be:

  1. a legal resident of New York State
  2. economically “disadvantaged” as defined by government guidelines
  3. considered to have academic potential to successfully complete a college program

Academic and Financial Support
Transfer Opportunity Program students receive special academic support services including tutoring, academic, financial, career, and personal counseling. Participating students receive financial aid packages equivalent to full need as determined through the financial aid application process. Application Procedures To apply for the Transfer Opportunity Program, a student must submit a standard Brentwood Campus Application for Undergraduate Admission along with a cover letter requesting consideration for TOP. For further information, please call the Brentwood Campus Office of Admissions at (631) 273-5112.

 

GRADUATE ADMISSION

Graduate admission eligibility requirements are determined by each academic department and are outlined in the departmental information section of this Bulletin. Required credentials vary with each department. In general, a graduate candidate must submit the following:

  1. a completed Application for Graduate Admission
  2. one official transcript of all postsecondary coursework, including verification of conferred degrees
  3. individual departments may require additional documentation such as letters of recommendation and standardized test scores. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the departmental information sections of this Bulletin for further information.
All candidates for graduate admission must have a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution. Candidates are urged to apply for admission no later than one month before the beginning of the semester. Most academic departments have a rolling admission policy whereby as student is notified of his or her admission decision as soon as all credentials are received and reviewed. Some academic disciplines, however, have specific application deadlines. Current deadline information is available by contacting the Brentwood Campus Admissions Office at 631-273-5112 ext. 26.

Admission Status

Entering Brentwood Campus graduate students will be admitted in one of the following categories:
Full Matriculant: A student who has successfully satisfied all admission requirements and has been officially accepted into a degree program.
Limited Matriculant: A student who must satisfy certain requirements before he or she may be considered for full matriculation.
Non-Matriculant: A student who does not satisfy one or more of the entrance requirements and who may enroll, but may not pursue a degree.

Visiting Students

It is suggested that Visiting Students secure written permission from their primary educational institution granting permission to register for courses at Long Island University. This letter should specify which courses will be accepted in transfer upon successful completion of coursework. Visiting students are permitted to register for only one semester unless they have authorization for extended enrollment from the Brentwood Campus Admissions Office.

Transfer Credit

Graduate courses taken at other institutions before admission to the Brentwood Campus may be credited to the graduate degree if they are pertinent to the plan of study. Requests to transfer credits must be made at the time of admission, and should be accompanied by official transcripts of all relevant graduate coursework. Transfer credit is normally limited to 6 credits for which the student has received a grade of (B) or better. Transfer credit is not recorded on the student’s permanent record until he/she has completed 15 credits in residence at the Brentwood Campus. The appropriate chairperson and dean must approve all requests for transfer credit.

Admission to Class

Admission to graduate classes does not imply that a student has been accepted to a degree-granting program. Acceptance for degree candidacy is contingent upon successful completion of all admission and academic requirements.

Readmission

If a student is out of attendance and has not maintained his or her maintenance of matriculation status (as described in the previous section) or has not been granted a Leave of Absence, he/she must apply for readmission in the Graduate Admissions Office as follows:

  • Students out of attendance for one or two semesters (up to one academic year) must complete a reactivation card available in the Graduate Admissions Office
  • Students out of attendance for more than one academic year, but fewer than five years, must fill out a “Request for Readmission” form available in the Graduate Admissions Office. This form must be approved and signed by the appropriate academic department
  • Students out of attendance for more than five years must submit a new application and all supporting credentials
If readmission is approved, students return subject to the academic requirements posted in the Graduate Bulletin in effect at the time of readmission.

 

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION

All international student applicants must supply the following information for consideration by the Brentwood Campus Admissions Office in sufficient time (May 1 for Fall or November 1 for Spring) to allow processing:

  1. Official records of all post-secondary education must be translated by World Education Services (WES). You may purchase this translation by contact WES at 1-800-937-3895. Request a course-by-course translation with conversion of all grades into a U.S.4- point scale with U.S. degree equivalencies. This translation must be received by the Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by WES.
  2. Appropriate TOEFL scores
  3. Statement of field of interest or intended major subject. Long Island University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
The Brentwood Campus is a regional campus of Long Island University and does not provide residential facilities to any of its students. Residential facilities and international student services are available through the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University by calling (516) 299-2900.

Immigration Requirements

International applicants who wish to apply for an F-1 student visa must do so through the International Admissions Office at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Such applicants will be required to submit a “Financial Affidavit of Support” showing that the student or sponsor is willing and able to undertake the approximated costs of education and living expenses. Upon acceptance, and after receipt of a tuition deposit, eligible students are sent a “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status” (also called a Form I-20). This form may be used to apply for an F-1 entrance visa to the U.S. issued by American Embassies abroad.

 


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100 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
Phone 631-273-5112 | Fax 631-952-0809
Email brentwood-info@liu.edu
 
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